Coronation-Street-Kiss

TV watchdog Ofcom have rejected over 60 complaints made about a same-sex kiss on Coronation Street.

The on-screen kiss between vicar Billy Mayhew and Todd Grimshaw – played by Daniel Brocklebank and Bruno Langley, respectively – happened after Billy was dumped by boyfriend Sean last month.

Ofcom have since reported that 67 people wrote in to complain about the pair locking lips after the episode aired on 8 July.

However, the broadcasting watchdog have dismissed the complaints, reassuring that they don’t discriminate between same-sex and opposite-sex couples, and highlighting that the scene was not sexually explicit.

kissAccording to the Metro, an Ofcom spokesperson said: “We considered a number of complaints objecting to two male characters kissing in this episode, but won’t be investigating.

“Our rules do not discriminate between scenes involving opposite-sex and same-sex couples.

“Also the scenes were not in any way sexually explicit. For these reasons they were not scheduled inappropriately and did not exceed generally accepted standards.”

You can watch the kiss below.

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